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Valdostans "Think Big"

August 1, 2005

Valdosta - A South Georgia Chamber of Commerce is kicking off a new program to help boost the local economy.

The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber is encouraging people to Think Big and buy in greater Valdosta. Organizers say every purchase made in the Greater Valdosta puts money back into the community.

Three percent of every purchase is lost when people do business outside of Lowndes County.

"If we buy here, we're also going to get sales tax and that allow us to have better schools, pave our roads, buy computers for our schools, it just services our own community," said Jennifer Powell.

People in Valdosta won't have trouble remembering to "Think Big." The Chamber is selling car decals and buttons for the campaign, and encouraging businesses to post signs with reasons to Think Big.

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